Jesse Cato

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When Jesse Cato was born about 1775, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Cato, was 36 and his mother, Tabitha Massey, was 47. He married Miss Henson about 1800, in South Carolina, United States.

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Jesse Cato
Miss Henson
Marriage: about 1800

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    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    North Carolina is the 12th state.


    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: variant of Catoe .

    Swedish: perhaps a soldier's name, bestowed with reference to Cato, the Roman statesman.

    Bosniak, Serbian, and Croatian (Ćato, in Bosnia and Herzegovina also Čato): occupational name from Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian ćato ‘scribe, clerk’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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